This fall, Oliver and Mommy went to the Eye Dr in Golden for a check-up. The Dr told us that her FAVORITE event in Golden for the entire year was the candlelight walk down Washington Street. We marked our calendars and made it a date. It turned out to be a wonderful event and a perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.
People started at the top of the Washington Street hill and walked down together with candles, while singing Christmas carols. We caught up with the crowd mid-way and proceeded to the end of the walk by the bridge. We walked right under the Welcome to Golden sign.
Kellan was all eyes on the crowd.
Oliver was "keeping a sharp eye" out for his teacher who was there was well.
Kellan even found the spirit moved him to want to walk "by self".
Down the middle of Washington we marched on a crisp and clear Colorado night.
We settled into a spot at the end of the walk to watch the carolers, Santa and the mayor prepare for the lighting of the trees.
The best view was sitting a-top some tall shoulders.
After a countdown with the crowd, the lights were lit.
We took a great walk down Clear Creek where all of the trees were a-glow.
Even the bridge was glowing to show us the way home.
Erch... Pause... this was also the furthest place from a restroom. I was once again reminded how nice some things must be when you're a boy, like peeing behind this construction sign. It's also so nice to be the Mom of boys to be able to say, let's just pee behind this sign. It wouldn't be a Ham Fam adventure without a pee shot.
It also wouldn't be a Ham Fam adventure without a Starbucks night cap.
We had a wonderful evening and both Keith and I agreed, this is why we love living in Golden. It gives us the small town feel that we miss from home, yet we're so close to most everything we could want. There is such a sense of community and we are so glad to be a part of it. We also love that we can spent time like this with the four of us, connecting as a family over Christmas lights, moving Music and Starbucks.
From Golden, Colorado, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas season!